EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
The physical process by which a liquid is transformed to the gaseous
state. Evaporation also implies a loss of heat from the ocean surface and
is an important term in determining the heat budget of the ocean.
Huschke, R.E. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology. American Meteorological
Association, Boston, MA. See also: Pickard, G.L. and W.J. Emery. 1990.
Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction. Pergamon Press, NY